Definition of Disheartened

1. Adjective. Made less hopeful or enthusiastic. "The disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"

Exact synonyms: Demoralised, Demoralized, Discouraged
Similar to: Pessimistic



Definition of Disheartened

1. Adjective. Discouraged, despairing. ¹

2. Verb. (past of dishearten) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disheartened

1. dishearten [v] - See also: dishearten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disheartened

disharmony
dishaunt
dishaunted
dishaunting
dishaunts
dishcloth
dishcloth gourd
dishcloths
dishclout
dishclouts
dishdasha
dishdashas
disheart
dishearted
dishearten
disheartened (current term)
disheartening
dishearteningly
disheartenment
disheartenments
disheartens
dishearting
dished
dished out
dished up
disheir
disheired
disheiring
disheirs
dishelm

Literary usage of Disheartened

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of California by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"... much disheartened, and not disposed to afford aid to the president in advancing the interests of a mission that would very likely have to be abandoned. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... ance and Encouragement, they daily disheartened the People; and the French' ... disheartened ..."

3. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"Everything is set back for at least six months and just now, though not at all discouraged or disheartened, we feel here much as if we had been knocked over ..."

4. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"Friends of freedom not disheartened. — Speeches of Hale and Julian. THE desire of slaves to escape from tlieir condition of servitude was natural and ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"... statues were voted to his honour, and the man who but a short time before, had retired from the bar disheartened and disgusted, was now universally ..."

6. The Life and Times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the Early Canadian Settlers by W. H. Higgins (1887)
"Effects of the War of 1812—Immigration checked—The Alien Act—disheartened American citizens return to the States—Confiscations—Gloomy ..."

7. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Rebels disheartened. — Leaders arrested and the Pretender captured. — The Insurrection suppressed.— Change of System.— A fairs of Cutch. ..."

8. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1824)
"King Charles to the Earl of Glamorgan: pleased at the Earl's departure for Ireland: and professes himself not disheartened. [MS. HAUL. 0988. art. ] 12. ..."

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